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Kenya’s First County Data Desk Launched

Elgeyo Marakwet County is the first devolved unit in Kenya to establish a Data Desk, which is a government function that will collect, compile, analyze and disseminate the county’s data…

Finding ways for the invisible to become visible

Our Website Reloaded (Again)

Our Website Reloaded (Again)

Today, we relaunch (again!) our new website. This would be the fourth iteration of our website since we started out in September 2012. What's more, is that it is the…
Inviting Female Developers to Apply

Inviting Female Developers to Apply

Moving on and up: Muchiri Nyaggah transition from OI executive

The Open Institute is today announcing the transition of Muchiri Nyaggah who has been serving as Deputy Executive Director and Policy Lead. Muchiri will be transitioning out over the next few months…

Open Duka wins Oscars

We are so excited to find out that Open Duka has won the Honesty Oscars (Special Effects category), following nominations and widespread voting. Like the Academy Awards’ “Best Special Effects”…

What’s the problem with education in Kenya?

In November last year, as the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams were being held, we released data that we have collected relating to primary (or elementary in some countries)…

Open Duka

December 2013 - April 2014 When we left the incubation by AMI, our first project was Open Duka, which soon became a pet project. It was supported by Hivos East…

Releasing #KCPEtrends

This past week, as primary school pupils in Kenya started their Kenya Certificate of Primary Examinations (KCPE) - a landmark examination in any Kenyan’s life, we released some data that…

Do Rural Folk Know About Open Data?

I have spent the last couple of days in Wote, Makueni County with Sam Lee and Felipe Estefaan from the World Bank Institute in Washington DC. I’ve been here before…